Taylor Swift is releasing her second pop album this week, but she's still being awarded for her contributions to country music.
The singer won a Country Music Association Award on Wednesday for writing Little Big Town's No. 1 hit, "Better Man." In winning song of the year, she beat out hit tunes by Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Jon Pardi.
Swift -- who will release "reputation" on Friday -- didn't attend the show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, but Little Big Town thanked her onstage.
"Thanks to Taylor Swift. She couldn't be here tonight but Taylor, wherever you are, thank you for this beautiful song," Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild said onstage.